Walton County fishing and hunting report for Feb. 2

February 2, 2011

Sheepshead illustration courtesy FWC.

Lots of sheepshead being caught in the bay

Bay: Good amount sheepshead being caught with clams, oysters and shrimp. A few redfish being caught.

Fresh: Lots of crappie along with some shellcracker, bluegill and a few bass on the Choctawhatchee River.

Danny Copeland wants to remind folks that the resident shoreline license is free. Come on by!

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Hunting: Signs of deer rut, it’s about to get good. Folks are coming in and buying estrous scent. We’ve got some strong stuff!  General gun season open through Feb. 20. Don’t forget you need a $5 deer license!

Zone D – Northwest Florida – Public lands
Muzzleloading Gun Season: Dec. 4–10 and Feb. 21–27 – Antlered deer only by muzzleloader, crossbow or bow
General Gun Season: Dec. 11 – Feb. 20
Antlered deer entire season; antlerless deer may be taken Dec. 26 – Jan. 1 by all legal center fire rifles and pistols, shot guns, muzzleloaders, crossbows and bows

Fall Turkey (gobblers and bearded only):
Zone D (except Holmes County)
General Gun Season: Dec. 11 – Jan. 16 by all legal rifles, shot guns, muzzleloaders, crossbows, bows and pistols

Quail and gray squirrel:
General Gun: Nov. 13 – March 6 by all legal rifles, shot guns, muzzleloaders, crossbows, bows and pistols Click here for more information

Wildlife Management Areas: Each Wildlife Management Area has different season dates. Please refer to links below:
Choctawhatchee River WMA: Click here
Point Washington WMA: Click here
Lafayette Creek WMA: Click here
Pine Log WMA: Click here

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